The skull will be taken. The clock is an important component of the game. I have been playing chess since the age of 12. Passions are riding my motorcycles, playing chess and throwing darts. I am fond of beer and tend to make bad moves after too many. First tournament win 2/19/14. Hopefully there will be many more! I'm hoping to get in the top 20 on every ladder and I have discovered it is going to take a long time. I like to meet new people and chat during the game.